This car came in 2013 as an all-new model. It is heavily based on the company’s best-known model Subaru Impreza. Most of the characteristics are the same. Compared to Impreza, Crosstreck has the same chassis, same engine, same styling, same cabin etc. On the other side, it features more ground clearance, which provides better off-road capabilities, so this model could be considered as crossover. So far, company didn’t made modifications from its launch, which seems logical because it came in 2013, as we already mentioned. However, if we consider that this Japanese manufacturer usually makes a mid-cycle refresh of its models four years from its launch, we should expect that 2016 Subaru Crosstrek will come refreshed, featuring several modifications.
2016 Subaru Crosstrek changes
The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek is expected to come refreshed. Since Impreza was updated recently, same is expected with this crossover. It will probably get the same changes as company’s popular compact car. Those changes aren’t so big, when it is about interior. Just like Impreza, 2016 Crosstrek should get new front bumper, headlights, modified side mirrors etc. Rear end will also come with changes so expect new rear bumper, taillights, exhaust etc.
New model will also feature changes inside. It is expected that new infotainment system will be installed. New system will feature new AT&T 4G LTE capability, Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services, which provide stolen vehicle recovery, automatic collision notification, remote vehicle services such as lock/unlock via smartphone and monthly vehicle health reports. When it is about drive-assist features, we probably won’t see company’s new Eyesight system, which will come on some of upcoming new models. The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek will come with one new trim, which will be called “Sport”.
2016 Subaru Crosstrek engine
Thing under the hood will remain unchanged. The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek will be powered by 2.0 liter Boxer engine, which outputs 148 horsepower. It is matted to either 5-speed manual or Continuously Variable Transmission. On the other side, European model will be also available with 1.6 liter gasoline and 2.0 liter turbodiesel engine. The first one will be also paired with 5-speed manual or CVT, while diesel will use 6-speed manual and CVT.
2016 Subaru Crosstrek release date and price
The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek will come probably very late this year. Price is expected to remain unchanged, which means around 21.500 dollars for base model